Friday, 28 September 2012

Introduction to Information Skills 1: Finding an item on your reading list and citing it in an assignment

Training for new MSc students available in the Library from 01 October.
What will I learn?
  • How to deal with references: differentiating between a journal article, book, book chapter or report from a reading list;
  • How to find items on a reading list in the Library, either in print or electronic;
  • How to reserve and renew books;
  • How to cite references in assignments and avoid plagiarism;
  • Copyright and licensing restrictions on the use of third-party materials for educational purposes.

Where and when is the class?
The class is run twice each day, 1 - 5 October 2012 at either 13.00 - 14.00 or 17.30 - 18.30.
The class is held in the Library, 1st Floor, Keppel St.
You only need to come to one class, whichever is most convenient for you.
How do I sign up?
There is no need to sign up, just come along. Each class has spaces for 30 students which are allocated on a first-come basis.

Databases subscriptions update for 2012-13

We have made a number of changes to our subscriptions to bibliographic databases for 2012-13. These are:

  • CAB Abstracts
    Access to CAB Abstracts will cease on 30 September 2012. A review of the duplication in coverage between databases identified a large overlap between CAB Abstracts and Global Health. Therefore, it was decided to cancel the subscription to CAB Abstracts. CAB Abstracts users are recommended to use Global Health and BIOSIS Citation Index instead. Money saved from the cancellation will be used to part-fund a subscription to SCOPUS (coming soon).
  • BIOSIS Previews
    BIOSIS Previews has been upgraded to BIOSIS Citation Index. The two databases contain the same bibliographic information, but BIOSIS Citation Index also contains citation information on each article. 
    The Library will be subscribing to SCOPUS during 2012-13. We are currently in negotiation with the supplier and hope to announce our subscription soon.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Open House

The London Open house 2012 event was a great success with over 500 visitors.
The building tours were highly appreciated with visitors providing positive feedback and hopefully our staff and volunteers enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere as well.
In addition being recognised as one of the top buildings to visit by various publications, we also got a mention on a few blogs, including from Andy Davies, who bought his daughter along:
We are hoping that next year the event proves even more successful by building upon the ideas and recommendations from staff, volunteers and visitors.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Somewhere Art Deco

This Saturday is London’s Open House event which has more than 750 buildings and events on the programme. Not only is the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine taking part, but we have been identified as ‘somewhere art deco’ to visit by Londonist:
We are expecting over 300 visitors and will be running tours all day to provide a brief history of the school and view some of our recent developments, so don’t miss out!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Library Opening Hours Tuesday 25th September

The Library will be closed from 10.30am until 12pm on Tuesday 25th September for an LAS Staff Meeting.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Open House

The London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine will be open to the public on Saturday 22nd September 2012 as part of the London Open House event.

As part of the events that are taking place the Library and Archives Service will be running tours of the university highlighting the school’s history and development. This will be complemented by an exhibition of some items from the archive collection.

For further information please visit:

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Society of Social Medicine

This week is the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Social Medicine. In response the archive in collaboration with the History department has put together a small exhibition. This combines a brief history of the society and information relating to some of key figures along with some of their best known work. In addition there is a short history of the school.
For further information regarding the ASM SSM see: